2022 Winner

Mr Wesley Liu

Title: Creative Director
Company: PplusP Designers Limited
Design Philosophy:

Wesley Liu is very well-known in creating harmony and warmish style interiors at all scale. After graduated with a Master degree in Design from the College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales in 2007, having worked with a celebrated architectural firm, he founded his design studio PplusP Designers Limited in 2009. Within the years, his works have received numerous accolades, including the Best of Year Award (US), American MasterPrize (US), International Property Awards (UK), Design for Asia Award (HK), Perspective and A&D Trophy Awards (HK) and Asia Pacific Interior Design Award – APIDA (HK), etc. His outstanding works and his contribution to the industry in his region gained him the 40under40 Awards presented by the most renowned design magazine “Perspective (Hong Kong)” in 2012 and being conferred the honour of “10 Most Outstanding Young Persons” by the China Official in 2016 (ref. : No. 0223/ A-1016001). In 2022, Wesley admitted to a PhD program in Architecture & Urban Design with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia. Wesley is also very active within the design community, where his contribution and involvement allows him to be aware of what is happening in the industry at an international level. As a member of China Institute of Interior Design, and serving as Board of Executive Committee in Hong Kong Interior Design Association, he participates in events, seminars, jury to more than 30 occasions each year. In 2018, he voluntary assisted to organize the 40under40 Interior Design (Hong Kong) 2018–2019 Award, presented by Guangzhou Design Week, which gathered and recognized professional interior architects by their outstanding performance in the field to encourage design innovations. Nonetheless, he as a judge of Chinese Design Elite 2018–2019, to give advises and motivation to candidates, and to elevate young design talents in China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Architecture to me is not just about a building. It’s a shelter with soul and comes with a mission to influence the surrounding community. We are very often putting too much focus on the “function” and “style” when it comes to designing a building, but in fact it’s more important to think how to inject soul and sophistication into the architecture, make it alive and use it to influence the community, i.e. to improve their livings. Drive, passion and tenacity are words that best describe Wesley, who constantly and curiously seeks to move forward.